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NASA shows off new spacesuit design

Published On: Dec 20 2012 09:34:49 AM EST


NASA released the first pictures of a prototype for a new line of spacesuits on Wednesday.

It's the first such prototype by the U-S space agency in more than 20 years.

Many have noticed the suit bears a striking resemblance to Buzz Lightyear's suit in Toy Story.


There's no word on whether that's a coincidence or a bid for more publicity by NASA.

NASA plans to have the suit, called the Z-1, ready for use in the next couple of years.

Time magazine named it one of the best inventions of 2012 last month.